Before industrialization, people would make time for walking, just as they would make time to eat and drink. Through the decades the activity of walking has transformed due to the suburbanization of society. Many people have changed the way they view walking; this is a result of being exposed to suburbs, technology, and automobiles. In Rebecca Solnit’s essay, “Walking and the Suburbanized Psyche” she argues that the cultural activity of walking is fading due to suburbanization. The suburbanized psyche changes the way people think; most people want to get to their destination as soon as possible instead of walking and enjoying the wonders of nature.
The setting of the Raisin in the Sun is the ghetto of Chicago, where most black families lived and most of these black families had dreams of moving to a better neighbourhood, because of crime, but the housing industry causes segregated housing and manipulates communities with white fears of black integration. When Lorraine Hansberry was a child, her family also experienced the results of a government unconcerned with blacks leaving segregation. Lorraine used her play to tell people about her own struggle with racism, her play shows us that her problems were handled with determination. Linder speaks to the Younger family and offers them money to buy their house, because they, the white people feel that a community should share a common background and that negro families are happier when they live in their own communities. This is an example of how the Younger family has experienced racism, while it is true that people with the same background will be happier together, it is also their right to live where they feel they are progressing.
The play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, she explains the hardships African Americans experience with segregation. She further argues how difficult it is for Blacks to integrate themselves into White neighborhoods. The author also suggests that Blacks face poverty issues as a result of Whites not allowing them to live around them. Race is a factor that causes segregation
This cultural belief in the value of home ownership as a symbol of both individual and neighborhood stability, it also gives people the perception that renters are an indicator of social disorganization. While sociologists have examined changes in urban areas where overall neighborhood decline, which included decreased homeownership rates, the recent mortgage collapse in the United States home ownership in traditionally moderate and low-income neighborhoods is being reduced (Kremer p. 174). Since low and moderate income homeowners find themselves in the most dangerous situation in terms of foreclosure and during economic downturns, these neighborhoods are the first to reflect overall changes in homeownership. Data suggests a growth in both
Laura Gültekin and a few others advocate that fixing homelessness can help to fix health issues and get more people into homes in the piece titled Voices From the Street: Exploring the Realities of Family Homelessness. Most homeless were just thrust into this position and now their health suffers because of it. Being homeless can cause depression, suicidal thoughts, mental exhaustion and physical exhaustion (Gültekin et. al, 2016, p. 405). Homelessness increases the chances of degrading health and other illnesses.
Discuss the impact of the Plague on Europe. • Loss of 1/3 population of Europe • Decline of Feudalism • Anti- Semitism… Jews were used as a scapegoat (since the Jews weren’t affected due to their cleanliness, diet, and seclusion from everyone else) • Urbanization… eventually many people moved from the countryside to the cities • Decline in birth rate • Economic decline (fewer workers, higher taxes, scarcity of food, decline in trade) • People look to church 1st: help (what can we do to help to stop it) 2nd: blame: (we are helping and doing everything you said, maybe you taught us
The ‘stop snitching’ is a phenomenon that is very prevalent in the African American communities. In the United States, it is recorded that African American as a group are disproportionately poor and often live in area with high crime rate. Research has tried to explain racial inequalities in urban crime. Most of the research has focuses on the context of poverty, which focuses on the structural changes in economic in our culture. Conflict theorists proposed that because of the poverty in some of these communities, it has led to individuals to develop the concept of ‘stop snitching’ because illegal activities for some of these individuals are a way of life.
She allowed us to see the working minds behind their respective actions. She made us see the struggles of the people living in Annawadi, which was deliberately hidden with a wall dividing the slum from the airport, in order to hide the stark poverty in the slum from the affluent area around the airport. Boo wrote that only the smoke plumes of Annawadi’s cooking fires could be seen after the wall was built. The inequality portrayed in the book is still very much an issue in the world today and it is a growing threat to public health. Inequalities limits access to basic needs of life, it restricts access to resources and opportunities as a result of uneven distribution of rights and privileges, access to education or a judicial system, housing, social power, and despite daily strife of those at the receiving end, they keep getting poorer while the rich keep getting richer thus widening the gap further as seen in this quote by an annawadi girl “We try so many things’…‘but the world doesn’t move in our
The Ted Talks Speech by Mia Birdsong,this speech was delivered on october 25 2015.The speech talks about the skewed view of society and how they view the people that fall below the poverty line.Her main audience is probably people that are not in poverty and that have power because when she talks she speaks as if she is advocating for the people that are in poverty.She said that “Hard work is the common denominator in this equation, and I 'm tired of the story we tell that hard work leads to success” what she means by this is that she believes that society paints poor people as being lazy and hopeless.The language that she uses further solidifies her case,she uses words like intelligent and smart,this use of language makes the people that already
In the ghetto, Walker describes how he “lived in communities with drugs, gangs, crime, bad schools, police brutality, and collective view that white people were and would be racist”(194). Coming from a community that exhibits crimes, drugs, and violence, people who live through these circumstances have a higher tendency of becoming more aggressive on their stance. As for his wife, she grows up in a community that faces a different situation. One that is calm and non-violent. Walker depicts how his wife’s community has excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and clean parks.
Although, what was normal soon became unnatural through gentrification. The kids of the “white flight” as she describes began to try to take back the city. Middle class and upper began to cultivate the city and displace the poor. Schulman said it basically was possibly because the city began to try and attract the wealthier supposedly to help pay municipal which later was found to be a lie. Tax breaks were definitely put into place to convert low income housing into luxery rentals.
This module addressed environmental issues that contribute to health, including overpopulation, consumerism, and wealth inequalities. People of all classes are affected by this issue in different ways; for example, the poor experience limited availability of healthy foods, and the rich consume a lot of resources. My favorite class activity was coming up with mental models related to the video “Wealth Inequality in America,” because it gave me insight on how the poor eat unhealthily based on circumstances that may be out of their control, not necessarily from personal choice as many people commonly assume. This health topic is a problem because the people in the most industrialized countries consume so much more resources that they don’t actually